New Delhi, May 14: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley underwent Renal Transplant surgery or kidney transplant at All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) on Monday. Arun Jaitley is in a stable condition after the successful surgery and recovering well, reported news agency ANI. The 65-year-old minister was admitted to the hospital on Saturday and taken to the operation theatre at 8 am today.
“Union Minister Jaitley underwent a renal transplant today. The surgery has been successful. Both the donor and the recipient are stable and recovering well,” a senior AIIMS told PTI. Jaitley, suffering from a kidney ailment, has been undergoing dialysis for the last one month. He had confirmed his illness in a tweet on April 6. “I am being treated for kidney-related problems & certain infections that I have contracted,” he had tweeted.
Nephrologist Dr Sandeep Guleria from Apollo Hospital, also the brother of AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria, who is a family friend, was part of the team performing the transplant, said the PTI report. Jaitley had to cancel his scheduled visit to London for the 10th India-UK Economic and Financial Dialogue next week. In September 2014, Jaitley underwent a bariatric surgery to treat weight gain because of a long-standing diabetic condition.
The surgery was first performed at Max Hospital, but he had to be later shifted to AIIMS because of complications. Jaitley had a heart surgery several years ago.